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IoT in the Limelight: The Three Trends Boosting Connectivity
The rise in competition has spurred organizations to implement enhanced connectivity and streamline their internal processes.
FREMONT, CA: For several years, organizations have envisioned the idea of connecting one machine to another to streamline connectivity. The internet of things (IoT) has brought that vision into being, pushing connectivity beyond expectations. The evolution of IoT has paved the way for new technologies that have changed the landscape of every sector.
The Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Revolution
The LMR once reigned over the communication environment in both the public and private sectors. However, the reduced range and quality of connectivity, as well as the expensive infrastructure, made organizations turn toward alternative technologies. It led to the emergence of push-to-talk (PTT) service over cellular infrastructure (PoC). It enabled organizations to leverage PTT applications on smartphones to augment their communication. The continuous development of LMR eventually led to the emergence of long term evolution (LTE) networks.
Mobility in Connectivity
The establishment of mobile technologies paved the way for enhanced interactions within organizations. The need for connectivity, information, automation, and autonomy is fueling the evolution of mobile connectivity. The demand has led to better connectivity between equipment, platforms, and systems. In this age of technology, it has become imperative for organizations to adopt higher bandwidth and digital capabilities to augment their operations, services, and products. However, it is challenging to resolve every problem with a single solution. Hence, organizations often integrate multiple functions to fulfill their needs.
Introduction of 5G
The internet of things (IoT) has equipped organizations with new capabilities. However, in the wake of the vast range of network options, organizations will have to weigh the power consumption and data handling costs with the bandwidth and connectivity to incorporate the optimal IoT solution. The introduction of 5G mobile broadband has provided fast, low-latency cellular connectivity, enabling the connectivity of vast sensors with smart devices. IoT telemetry also plays a vital role in connectivity, as it is the source of data input. It enables organizations to gather data and analyze it to offer augmented services. The development of facial recognition sensors and other peripherals will allow the organizations to monitor customer experience by analyzing their expressions.
The communication industry is an ever-evolving sector, introducing one innovation after the other. In this regard, several organizations have planned the deployment of low-orbit satellites to enable high-speed broadband services. At this rate, it will not be long before IoT connectivity advances beyond its current limitations.